There is a lot of luck in capturing a significant picture, but the good photographers cut down the waste and make the shot far more likely. When I am looking for pictures instinctively sense situations that might contain good shots. Then I latch on to the situation and start shooting. Sometimes the action will build up into a climax in about six to ten shots, and then drop away. At other times, the action will start to build up ... but then stop at nothing. So you have to forget that scene and latch on to another pregnant situation.
A photographer's pictures should reflect his own personality in the sense that they mirror the subjects in which he is most interested, reflecting the ideas that affect him most. I try to tackle each subject without any preconceived ideas and without any set attitudes. All I want to do is record the significant moments as they happen in the simplest most direct way I know how, and with a lot of luck, the result is a picture that will give lasting satisfaction. Not only to me, but to its viewers too.